Thursday, October 22, 2015

Engine fire on Splendour of the Seas

The good news for Royal Caribbean is that no one was hurt due to the engine fire on their Splendour of the Seas Thursday. One passenger and and 19 crew members were treated for smoke inhalation, but all are fine. The bad news for the cruise company was that one of the United States' most well-known consumer reporters was onboard.

Clark Howard, who has an extensive background in travel, provided updates to his audience throughout the event, including the ship drifting for two hours after the fire. Because of the delay the ship will skip Argostoli and go straight to Venice.

This is yet another engine fire on a cruise ship with another safe outcome. Hopefully the industry can start identifying the sudden uptick in fires and put in prevention measures.

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